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 Miami Under Armour Showcases Area Talent

When it comes to football talent in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, if you know this sport and how to evaluate talent, there is no question that these two areas have no equal when it comes to producing high level athletes.

While other parts of the country contend that they can match the state of Florida, that may be true, but the #305 and #954 is a much different conversation.

During the course of a year, there is more attention paid to these two areas than anywhere in the country. College coaches flock to this area at a record pace and continue to keep an eye on the progress of athletes throughout the course of a year.

During spring, the sheer number of coaches who are at daily practices from the Florida Keys to the Palm Beach/Broward County line.

Last weekend, Under Armour brought their combine to Miami along with coaches and analysts, and while the same speech that the instructors use at every stop across the country: “This is best talent anywhere in the nation” – when they say it here in south Florida, there are NO lies being told.

At every position, there were prospects who are already being coveted by some of the best college programs in the country.

While the objective is to spotlight the star-rated athletes, which sells subscriptions for these fan websites, often times it’s those under-the-radar football players that use an event like this to steal some of the thunder.

As we watched all that talent perform, there were several athletes that did a tremendous job away from the cameras and videos.

Here are five Miami-Dade and Broward football players who many never watched before, but stepped up their game:

2025 – Bryan Auguste, OT/NG, 6-6, 285, Coconut Creek Monarch. One of the major prospects that the Knights will have this coming season, and if you combine his size with his skill and athletic ability, this program has a versatile big man, who has continued to pick up college interest this off season. At the combine, he showed off his technique and ability to win drills, impressing those who had never watched him perform before.


2026 – Justice Fitzpatrick, CB, 6-2, 185, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. One of those impressive football players who made his mark as a freshman when he intercepted a pass in the state title game. The younger brother of current NFL standout Minkah Fitzpatrick, he put on a show at the event – coming up with several huge plays. His size is impressive and the ability to cover is also something that college coaches have already seen in this rising junior. Big time potential.


2025 - Nicholas McCall, RB, 5-11, 192, Miami Central. Two years ago, when the Rockets won yet another state title, this then sophomore was a major catalyst in the success of the time. While he split time this past season, look for this quality runner step back into a position where he will once again be that dependable back. Also happens to carry a 3.2 grade point average in the classroom. Performed very well during the drills and competition.


Randy Phillips III, QB, 6-5, 175, Miramar. Ever since his freshman season at Hollywood South Broward this is someone that grabbed the attention of recruiting analysts and college coaches who were impressed by his size and arm strength. This past season he was one of the most productive quarterbacks in the state – putting up huge numbers and leading the Bulldogs to their first district title in nearly 30 years. Make the move for his final season to Miramar to play for a quality Patriots’ program.


Jahmari Smith, WR/Athlete, 6-0, 160, Miami Norland. With much attention being paid to so many of the other receivers who were hyped up prior to the combine, here is someone who continued to get the job done – just like he has for the past three years. This may be one of the most overlooked football players in south Florida – as he is not only a tremendous receiver, but also is a force in the secondary. College coaches also love the fact that he gets it done in the classroom as well, holding down a 3.6 grade point average.



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